Entries Categorized as 'wiki'

PJ Haarsma Inspires Imagination in Arizona

Date July 31, 2009

Recently Kids Need to Read blogged an article on the wiki-wire work we did through the high school with the students building the lexicon for The Softwire Series by PJ Haarsma. PJ works closely with Denise & Sherri with Jim Blasingame, but I’m excited from the line that reads “this is what great teaching is […]

Can a wiki promote reading? Sci-fi author thinks so

Date May 29, 2009

Here’s a link to an article written about the Wikiwire presentation last night. A nice shot of my student and some information I presented on Social Media and collective intelligence.

Deadlines

Date February 24, 2009

I’ve always been under the impression that students appreciated getting due dates well in advance so they can plan ahead. I know parents appreciate deadlines way in advance. About six weeks ago now we gave an assignment to make a WIKI for class. I think my biggest mistake was not making stuff due all along. […]

Google: Pages Vs. Sites

Date June 21, 2008

In late spring a couple of up and coming students were working on a project where they needed to post something online. I just required these students to create GMAIL accounts, so I suggested Google Pages. Google Pages is a What You See Is What You Get (WYSIWYG) web page editor. This is free and […]

Wikipedia isn’t really that evil, I think

Date April 3, 2008

After school today we had a meeting about summer reading. In our district, we cannot really call it “Summer Reading” so we make it due 2-3 weeks into the school year. This really isn’t feasible anymore given all of the higher ed institutions who require summer reading for incoming freshman. Ladies & Gentlemen, get with […]